Region: France

5G deal with Qualcomm and leading research institutes provides more evidence of France Brevets’s evolution

New agreement shows sovereign patent fund continues to up its focus on supporting SME sector

08 March 2019

MIT and Harvard lead the world’s research institutions in patent quality, but look out for the rise of China

The research centres which produce the most world-leading assets are currently found in the US and Europe, but analysis shows that Chinese universities are beginning to catch up(Picture: MIT)

20 December 2018

Patent litigation in France: the effective way of adducing evidence

Featured in IAM Yearbook 2019

Having a portfolio of well-drafted patents is essential, but when it comes to litigating them, the efficiency of the legal system is equally important.

25 September 2018

Qualcomm reigns in global WLAN patents but Marvell rules in the US and Nokia leads by SEP count

A new study of the wireless LAN (WLAN) global patent landscape reveals that while Qualcomm is the dominant player in the space overall, it is beaten by Marvell in the United States by active portfolio size and conspicuously absent from the list of…

13 July 2018

Battistelli's achievements overshadow the mistakes he undoubtedly made

A new era gets underway at the European Patent Office tomorrow when Portugal’s Antonio Campinos takes over as its president in succession to Benoît Battistelli, who stepped down on Friday having been in charge since 2010.  It’s fair to say that…

01 July 2018

France Brevets shifts its focus and raises prospect of attracting additional shareholders

In February we broke the news that France Brevets had sold a package of patents to Chinese ride sharing business Didi Chuxing. In total the sovereign patent fund (SPF) disposed of around 140 worldwide assets in a deal that underlines the fund’s…

10 April 2018

A deal for our times

InterDigital’s acquisition of Technicolor’s licensing business was a patent blockbuster and says much about the current state of the monetisation market

29 March 2018

Exclusive analysis of InterDigital’s new industry-leading portfolio following Technicolor acquisition

Following news of InterDigital’s proposed acquisition of the Technicolor patent licensing business, IAM delves into each company’s patent holdings in a special analysis piece. With data and insight provided exclusively to us by leading IP analytic…

08 March 2018

InterDigital more than doubles patent portfolio with acquisition of Technicolor licensing business

InterDigital confirmed last night that it was buying Technicolor’s licensing business in a transaction valued at $475 million. Once completed the deal will draw a line under the French company’s licensing operation which has long been one of the…

02 March 2018

Technicolor in “advanced stages” of talks to sell off patent licensing business, CEO says

Yesterday, Technicolor told investors that it is negotiating a “strategic transaction” relating to its patent licensing business. In a subsequent call with analysts, CEO Frederic Rose suggested that that transaction would take the shape of an…

19 December 2017

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